The Swearing-In Ceremony for Judge Jason B. Thompson with Governor Nathan Deal

Governor Nathan Deal Press Release dated April 16, 2013


Deal appoints State Court judge in Fayette County

April 16, 2013

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointment of Jason B. Thompson as State Court judge of Fayette County. Thompson will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Hon. Carla Wong McMillian to the Georgia Court of Appeal. The appointment will take effect upon swearing in.

Jason B. Thompson

Thompson currently serves as Magistrate Court Judge of Fayette County and maintains a private law practice, Jason B. Thompson, P.C. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Maryville College and his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He and his wife, Alisha, have three children and live in Fayetteville.


Jason B. Thompson - Biography


Jason B. Thompson has proven experience in the court room and has a strong record of professional service, which would be a strong asset to the Magistrate Court system.

  • Former Judge Pro Hac, Peachtree City Municipal Court
  • Licensed to practice law in all trial courts of Georgia, Court of Appeals of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, and U.S. District Court since 2001
  • Serves as Special Appointed Prosecutor in Spalding County State Court since 2005, trying jury trials on behalf of the State of Georgia
  • Has tried a case in every trial court in Griffin Judicial Circuit and conducted oral arguments in front of the Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Past President, Fayette County Bar Association (2007)
  • Member, Order of the Barristers

Jason B. Thompson has a remarkable record of service and responsibility that embodies his unwavering commitment to our community.

  • Active Member of Providence United Methodist Church
  • Board of Directors, Joseph Sams School
  • Board of Directors, Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, Fayette County Development Authority
  • Past Officer, Kiwanis Club of McIntosh Trail
  • Past President, AFC Lightning Soccer Club (Fayetteville)
  • Referee Assignor, Peachtree City Youth Soccer Association
  • Volunteer Coach, Fayette County Youth Soccer League
  • Board of Advisors, Southern Crescent Chorale
  • Fayette Leadership Graduate (Fayette County Chamber of Commerce)
  • Instructor, Fayette County Legal Explorers (Boys Scouts of America)
  • Lifetime Member, Fayette County Historical Society
  • Attorney Coach, McIntosh High School Mock Trial Team (2002)
  • Attorney Coach, Fayette County High School Mock Trial Team (2003)
  • Instructor, Fayette County People’s Law School